Two New Companies Pledge Support

TWO new sponsors have been confirmed ahead of this year’s Armoy Road Races, which are taking place on Friday 26th and Saturday 27th July.

A&P Louden, a County Antrim based rock drilling services company and John M Paterson Ltd, a plant machinery hire and sales company located in Maybole, Scotland, have jointly confirmed their sponsorship of Saturday’s Supersport Race 2.

Elsewhere, ABO Energy, based in Lisburn has pledged support to the Supertwins and Supermono 1 race, taking place on the Friday night and Taggart’s Barn and the Armoy Motorcycle Road Racing Supporters Club have issued joint sponsorship for this year’s Classic Superbike race.

Armoy Motorcycle Road Racing Club Chairman and Clerk of Course, William Munnis said; “We are very pleased to have A&P Louden and John M Paterson Ltd on board as joint sponsors of the popular Supersport race 2 this year and we’re delighted to welcome back ABO Energy, Taggart’s Barn and the Armoy Motorcycle Road Racing Supporters Club.

“We’re very much looking forward to a great weekend of racing in July and the Club members and volunteers are busy putting the finishing touches to the preparations.

“I’m absolutely delighted to see A&P Louden with John M Paterson on board supporting the Supersport race this year. The Loudens, in particular, have been inextricably linked to the races for years both giving of their time freely and supporting not only the sport but the road racers themselves. Thank you to all of our sponsors this year – your support is very much appreciated!”

Armoy Road Races is expecting a large crowd of local and visiting fans as they come to enjoy two days of racing with a full schedule of classes.

A&P Louden is an independent family run blast hole drilling company based in County Antrim. Established in 1977 it provides drilling services to long standing clients covering upwards of fifteen quarries across the province.

Gary Louden from A&P Louden said: “We’re delighted to be a sponsor of this year’s Supersport Race 2. Over the years, the Armoy Road Races have grown from strength to strength and attracts some of the top road racing talent in the world to this little pocket of Northern Ireland. We are looking forward to being involved with this year’s event and having the opportunity to continue to support our local Club and community.”

Joining A&P Louden is John M Paterson Ltd, a family run plant and machinery self-drive hire company based in South Ayrshire and servicing the UK with its 300 machines available for hire.

John Paterson, who has been attending the Armoy Road Races for several years added: “We are really pleased to be joint sponsor of this year’s Supersport race 2. The Armoy Road Races is a highlight in our calendar each year and we’re sure this year will be no exception. The calibre of riders that the event attracts improves year on year and the sponsorship is a brilliant opportunity for road racing fans like us to get involved. Good luck to all the competitors this year!”

Bike Week gets underway from Sunday 21st July with the races taking place on Friday 26th July and Saturday 27th July 2024 culminating in the Bayview Hotel ‘Race of Legends.’ The Armoy Road Races are part funded by the Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council.

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